News at TUC


Overweight Children and Adults Get Significantly Healthier and Quickly With Less Sugar--Even If They Don't Lose Weight

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in metabolic function.

Read More...09/08/17


Study Finds Promise in New Tactic to Curb Obesity: Address Physician Bias

An educational initiative at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine is reducing medical students' negative attitudes toward people with obesity, a finding researchers hope will translate into better outcomes for patients struggling with weight, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Read More...09/08/17


Unity Day event Sunday will feature free health tests, information

Among the many things that Vallejo's diverse community has in common is the need to be and stay healthy. This is what motivates the various health-related concerns that plan to be at Unity Day 2017 -- One Love -- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Park on Sept. 10.

Read More...09/07/17


Nine-day, low-sugar diet cuts liver fat 20 percent

Cutting out the sort of sugar commonly found in soft drinks, fruit juices and processed foods reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents, a condition closely tied to diabetes and heart disease.

Read More...09/05/17


Sister of iconic 60s activist part of Touro speaker series

Fania Davis -- sister of 1960's political activist Angela Davis -- will be speaking at Vallejo's Touro University on Sept. 11 as part of this year's Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series, organizers said.

Read More...09/05/17


Here's someone to blame for skyrocketing drug prices

They operate in secret. They have no laboratories or research centers, and produce nothing. But they control a critical intersection of our health care system, influencing the price we pay for prescription drugs and skimming off billions of dollars for themselves.

Read More...09/05/17


Dosing Insulin: The Most Important Thing Is the Education

Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor and diabetologist at Touro University. We're at the 77th Annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. I'm here with one of my colleagues to continue the program on practical use of insulin in primary care.

Read More...09/05/17


Switching Sugar for Starch Leads to Less Fatty Liver in Kids

A nine-day experimental diet that cut out the type of sugar in soft drinks, fruit juices and most processed foods significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents - a condition strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Read More...08/29/17


Readers' Picks: Rising Stars of Healthcare Research

Dr. Eric J. Ip is chair and associate professor of clinical sciences at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy.

Read More...08/28/17


What Is the 'Triangle of Death' on Your Face?

New warnings are issued after a woman developed cellulitis after popping what she thought was a pimple on a sensitive part of her face.

Read More...08/28/17


Short-Term Removal of Sugar Reduces Sugar-to-Fat Conversion in Liver

Removing sugar for just 9 days can consistently reduce the liver's conversion of sugar to fat, known as de novo lipogenesis (DNL), and decreased liver fat, according to study results.

Read More...08/28/17


Reducing Sugar Intake Improves Health Quickly, Researchers Find

We know sugar is not exactly the healthiest thing we can consume, but a new study underscores just how dramatically and speedily eliminating it from our diets can affect our well-being.

Read More...08/28/17


Midwives' and patients' perspectives on disrespect and abuse during labor and delivery care in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

It is increasingly recognized that disrespect and abuse of women during labor and delivery is a violation of a woman's rights and a deterrent to the use of life-saving, facility-based labor and delivery services. In Ethiopia, rates of skilled birth attendance are still only 28% despite a recent dramatic national scale up in the numbers of trained providers and facilities.

Read More...08/24/17


Academic medicine: This DO found her calling in the classroom

As Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, was finishing up her residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM), she found herself drawn back to academia.

Read More...08/24/17


Magic mushrooms contain a key ingredient that could provide a safe and effective way of chasing the blues

Full of psilocybin, 'shrooms' are a good way of combating the blues, experts say. The compound, responsible for the high, offers more hope than antidepressants. Researchers reviewed seven studies to make their conclusion about 'shrooms'.

Read More...07/25/17